The Rise of French Cuisine, 1650 - 1800
Pinkard traces the development of modern French habits of cooking, eating, and drinking from their roots in the Ancien Regime.
Part I. Before the Culinary Revolution: 1. The ancient roots of medieval cooking; 2. Opulence and misery in the Renaissance; Part II. Towards a New Culinary Aesthetic: 3. Foundations of change, 1600-1650; 4. The French kitchen in the 1650s; 5. Refined consumption, 1660-1735; Part III. Cooking, Eating, and Drinking in the Enlightenment, 1735-1789: 6. Simplicity and authenticity; 7. The revolution in wine.